NHTSA

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 10:46

Every month, the NHTSA announces several vehicle recalls, most of them sedans, trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Many times these recalls are small and only affect a few hundred vehicles. Other recalls, like a Chrysler recall that occurred last month, are large and affect anywhere from hundreds of thousands to more than a million vehicles. While passenger vehicle recalls are common, motorcycle recalls aren’t as common.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 07:59

This year has been relatively quiet for Japan-based automaker Mazda Motor Corp. Although the automaker isn’t one of the larger worldwide vehicle manufacturers, the company still has a well-known presence around the world. In one of its major media appearances this year, Mazda was included in a mass recall of more than three million vehicles in April. Mazda recalled approximately 20,000 vehicles due to potentially defective airbags.

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 08:43

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is responsible for investigating potential defects in motor vehicles and large vehicle manufacturers’ methods of safety testing. These investigations help determine which vehicles are monitored and manufactured effectively. In July, the agency investigated General Motor’s screening process for 42,000 recalled vehicles with defective Generator Control Modules due to reports of a fire in a repaired vehicle.

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 14:10

One large recall that stands out this year is when Hyundai and Kia, which are owned by the same South Korean company, recalled an estimated combined 1.8 million vehicles due to issues with the electrical and airbag systems. The problems could have caused serious injuries for drivers, passengers and even pedestrians. Hyundai and Kia are now issuing a few new recalls this week.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 09:37

As with other major vehicle manufacturers, Ford Motor Company has been in the public eye a few times this year due to recalls involving several vehicle models. Last month, the vehicle manufacturer recalled approximately 465,000 vehicles due to possible fuel tank leaks that could lead to fires.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 14:38

In early May of this year, General Motors recalled about 42,000 vehicles due to a battery control fire hazard. The recalled vehicles, which include the 2012 and 2013 Buick LaCrosse and Regal and 2013 Chevrolet Malibu models, reportedly had a defective Generator Control Module that could cause a slow loss of battery charge and an illuminated malfunction indicator light.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 14:54

Japanese automakers have issued several major recalls since the beginning of the year, including the air bag problem that involves some of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers. Two weeks ago, more than three million cars and trucks were recalled because of defective airbags that have been linked to the Japan-based Takata Corporation. Toyota, Honda, Mazda, General Motors, and Nissan recalled some of their most popular models due to the possibility

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 11:04

A statement released by General Motors details the recent recall of the Chevy Cruze: “General Motors will recall 413,418 Chevrolet Cruzes in the United States for the 2011 and 2012 model years to modify the engine shield under the vehicle.

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 10:17

Jeep Wrangler Fire Risk

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently announced a voluntary recall of 67,872 Jeep Wrangler 2010 models due to a transmission skid plate which can collect debris and catch fire.  This skid plate is near the catalytic converter on Wranglers with an automatic transmission, which poses this ignition risk.  

Friday, May 18, 2012 - 15:54

Acura Power Steering Hose Leak

An Acura press release recently reported that the company is recalling 56,881 model years 2007 and 2008 TL sedans due to a power steering hose which can potentially leak over time, posing a fire risk.  4,266 of these vehicles are located in Canada, while the remaining vehicles are in the U.S.